CDT Test (Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin)

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Kezier sozig

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Not 5 weeks more like 8 weeks sorry about that. Why they make us wait a year if your so-called alcohol dependent? When you can just wait the the year out go maximum of 2 months without alcohol get your cdt.. levels down to 0.6 or 1.0% and reapply.. dont make sense
 

Paulisme

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Not 5 weeks more like 8 weeks sorry about that. Why they make us wait a year if your so-called alcohol dependent? When you can just wait the the year out go maximum of 2 months without alcohol get your cdt.. levels down to 0.6 or 1.0% and reapply.. dont make sense
nothing , makes sense in this world right now lol ,, thx for the reply matey
 

Paulisme

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Not 5 weeks more like 8 weeks sorry about that. Why they make us wait a year if your so-called alcohol dependent? When you can just wait the the year out go maximum of 2 months without alcohol get your cdt.. levels down to 0.6 or 1.0% and reapply.. dont make sense
Oh, it's not as easy as that btw, you need at least 4 tests in that year to prove you're not drinking, also you may have to do that to keep your licence after 3 or 6 years (DVLA test centres), then two tests a year after that for keeping your licence
 

Kezier sozig

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Oh, it's not as easy as that btw, you need at least 4 tests in that year to prove you're not drinking, also you may have to do that to keep your licence after 3 or 6 years (DVLA test centres), then two tests a year after that for keeping your licence
Dvla haven't sent me for any tests apart from when i was able re apply this year. After the doctor said i was so-called alcohol dependent
 

Paulisme

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Dvla haven't sent me for any tests apart from when inwas able re apply this year
yeah, that's when they send to your doc for info, if it says your dependent on alcohol in your medical records, they will want you off the drink for a year and prove it via your doc, then they will put you on that 3 or 6 year test regime via the DVLA
 

Kezier sozig

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yeah, that's when they send to your doc for info, if it says your dependent on alcohol in your medical records, they will want you off the drink for a year and prove it via your doc, then they will put you on that 3 or 6 year test regime via the DVLA
As far as my doctor is concerned I've not drank alcohol for a year since I was refused. I had a private cdt... test done came back at 0.9%
 

Paulisme

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As far as my doctor is concerned I've not drank alcohol for a year since I was refused. I had a private cdt... test done came back at 0.9%
yup, i get you, when you say refused, do you mean a licence? so the DVLA made you wait a year, then sent you for a medical that you're going to on the 28th? sorry bit confused with the refused bit?
 

Kezier sozig

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yup, i get you, when you say refused, do you mean a licence? so the DVLA made you wait a year, then sent you for a medical that you're going to on the 28th? sorry bit confused with the refused bit?
Yeh I got refused and said I could re-apply in 2020 of this year August... medical is in 3 weeks I went for a private test off my own back to make sure it was lower enough for me to go for the dvla medical
 

Paulisme

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Yeh I got refused and said I could re-apply in 2020 of this year August... medical is in 3 weeks I went for a private test off my own back to make sure it was lower enough for me to go for the dvla medical


So they refused for what reason/s and or was this due to a earlier medical via the DVLA? high value on test score ? Or did they look at your medical records and refused you due to dependent on alcohol... still a bit confused really... thanks for the replies btw
 

Kezier sozig

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So they refused for what reason/s and or was this due to a earlier medical via the DVLA? high value on test score ? Or did they look at your medical records and refused you due to dependent on alcohol... still a bit confused really... thanks for the replies btw
I was refused due to the doctor putting so-called alcohol dependent on the dd2 form. A medical was arranged but after them reading what the doctor put I didn't end up going as it was a straight refuse for the 1 year... I mean if you can get a score of 0.6% 1.0% after 2 months or so what the ponit in the year abstain
 

Paulisme

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I was refused due to the doctor putting so-called alcohol dependent on the dd2 form. A medical was arranged but after them reading what the doctor put I didn't end up going as it was a straight refuse for the 1 year
are so you may have to now prove over that year after the test (no matter what the score) that you don't drink alcohol for like years now, due to the doc......

if you can, read what "honestman" has put all about it on this thread... it's a long trip....

What i don't get is that they wrote to your doc before the medical, is that what you're saying? so you did not even bother going to the medical after that?
 

Kezier sozig

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are so you may have to now prove over that year after the test (no matter what the score) that you don't drink alcohol for like years now, due to the doc......

if you can, read what "honestman" has put all about it on this thread... it's a long trip....

What i don't get is that they wrote to your doc before the medical, is that what you're saying? so you did not even bother going to the medical after that?
Nah because they said for me not to go as it wasnt needed... how else are you ment to prove you dont drink apart from a cdt.... test.....? Am going come in below 1.0% so I should piss the medical
 

Paulisme

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Nah because they said for me not to go as it wasnt needed... how else are you ment to prove you dont drink apart from a cdt.... test.....? Am going come in below 1.0% so I should piss the medical
Well looks like you will as you say, piss the medical, but they will ask after that to prove you don't drink for a YEAR AFTER THAT... then they will ask you to go on DVLA medicals either for 3 years or 6 years, please see "honestman's" post on here for the low down
 

Kezier sozig

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Well looks like you will as you say, piss the medical, but they will ask after that to prove you don't drink for a YEAR AFTER THAT... then they will ask you to go on DVLA medicals either for 3 years or 6 years, please see "honestman's" post on here for the low down
Yeh but that's simple right just dont drink for 2 months before the test as they let you know 3 months before if am right in saying
 

C J 1980

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Can I ask the following question -

Can a CDT level be low, even though your LFT readings might be above average?

I had a LFT done in August and it came back as slightly higher than it should be. The GP said its nothing to be too concerned about health wise - it could simply be a mild infection.

I've now abstained from alcohol for over a year and my very surprised my LFT was a little high. My concern now is that the DVLA find out when they contact the doctor and automatically assume I've been drinking when I have not!!!

Upon researching LFTs, unfortunately people like professional athletes can get increased LFT levels even though they are on a strictly heathy diet and exercise regularly.

At the other end of the scale, an elevated LFT can also be caused by obesity because of the amount of fat being consumed by those with extremely poor diets, even though the person does not touch alcohol.

I have been eating a lot of sugar during the summer such as cakes and chocolate so I am assuming that my cholesterol may have increased which impacts on the LFT readings.

If anyone can offer guidance about the variance between LFT and CDT, I would be greatful. I have nothing to hide - my HRO medical is not far off, but I'm mindful that my CDT level is not going to be as low as I expected because of the LFT readings.

CJ
 
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